#25 Ranked Player in Mississippi
Name: Nickoe Whitley
School: Jackson Provine
City: Jackson, MS
Vitals: 6' 1", 190, 4.5
Date of Birth: October 21, 1990
Projected Position: S
2007 Football Season: 1, 064 passing yards, 637 rushing yards. 40 tackles and 5 interceptions
Why Top 40 in Football: "I feel like I work hard enough to be one. I cover well and I have good ball skills. Playing QB gives me the ability to read the QB's mind back there at safety. I am a good tackler too."
Colleges interested in Whitley: Auburn, USM, Ole Miss, and MSU
Scouts at Spring practice: Ole Miss, MSU, and USM
Received phone calls from: USM
Scholarship offers: None
Closest to offering: Ole Miss
Nickoe's top school: MSU and USM ("schools who have offered me")
MSU: "They send a lot of defensive players to the NFL.."
USM: "I like their defensive system."
Jr Days/Spring games: USM (Jr Day) and MSU (Spring and Jr Day)
Summer Camps: Tenn, USM, MSU, Ole Miss, Auburn and maybe LSU
Tell us something nobody else knows: "I have always liked safety the most."
Nickname - Nick
Best Player faced: Darius Barksdale
If not Nickeo Whitley, who'll be Mr. Football for 2008: Chris Garrett
Game I'm most anticipating: Clinton
Favorite college team growing up: LSU
Favorite college football player: Darren McFadden
Favorite pro football player: Reggie Bush
Favorite Pro Team: Indy Colts
Favorite Food: Chicken
Favorite Movie: Friday
In my CD Player: Gucci Man
Pre-game hype song: 16 Fevor by Gucci Man
Biggest Influences: Mom
Biggest Fan: Mom and Dad
Biggest Fear: God
2nd Best Sport: Basketball
Favorite Video Game: Maddon '08
Person I most
look alike: Markeith Mack (cousin)
First thing if I sign pro contract: Pay mother's bills off
Dream date: Beyunce
Grades: 2.5 GPA / 18 ACT
We added one player who transferred to Mississippi, Aubrey Phillips, after the list already came out. Therefore, we have 41 players now listed and put in a tie at number 28.
To get a complete list of players who have been selected to the team so far, click here.